NJIT, EDA to host Bootcamp, Conference during New Jersey Wind Week (Dec. 4-7)

New Jersey Wind Week will include a two-day bootcamp for potential employees – one where attendees can get a better understanding of the industry – and a conference on leading professionals, officials at The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the N.J. Economic Development Authority announced this week.

The event will be held on the campus of NJIT in Newark, Dec. 4-7.

Here’s a breakdown of the events:

Bootcamp (Dec. 4-5)

This 2-day offshore wind training bootcamp is for university students and engineers who are interested in starting a career in offshore wind industry to gain initial knowledge and understanding. The event aims to cover the general aspects of offshore wind farms.

This bootcamp training will issue certificate of completion with 14 hours of PDH. Approximately this bootcamp is equivalent to a 1-credit course. If a participant passes the examination (multiple-choice questions) at the end of the bootcamp, this course can constitute towards a graduate certificate in the offshore wind education program under planning at NJIT.

There are no pre-requisite course requirements. Participants are expected to have an educational background in college-level or advanced-placement level of engineering or physical sciences. The bootcamp aims to provide a short-term, rigorous, fast-paced, and focused fundamental training to help practicing engineers, researchers, and graduates to transition from traditional power engineering roles into the new field of offshore wind energy.

Technology Conference (Dec. 6-7)

This event aims to provide a platform for N.J. industry, government, and academia to network and carry out knowledge exchange. Students will have opportunities to present their latest research results on offshore wind and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

This event also contains a career exhibition that will help students, graduates, and working professionals to find job opportunities.

The Conference has invited keynote speakers, panelists and exhibitors from:

· Alpine
· Apex Solutions
· Atlantic Shores
· Attentive Energy
· N.J. Board of Public Utilities Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
· Burns & McDonnell
· Department of Energy, Wind Energy Technologies Office
· Electric Power Research Institute
· General Electric
· Invenergy
· Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association
· Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
· Montclair State University
· National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
· N.J. Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology
· N.J. Economic Development Authority
· New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance
· New Jersey Institute of Technology
· New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
· Offshore Power LLC
· Orsted
· PJM Interconnection
· Princeton University
· Rise Light & Power
· Rowan University
· Rutgers University
· Sea-Ahead
· Siemens Energy
· Stevens Institute of Technology
· Technoforce LLC